Partners & Affiliates

Through a partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF), Cornell University, R.I.T. and University of Rochester, we’ve created an opportunity for teams from all over the Upstate New York Region to work to turn technology into commercial opportunities.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation’s I-Corps initiatives empower researchers and aspiring startups to combine their technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset to develop new technologies that meet a market need and benefit society.

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UNY I-Corps Node Partners

Launched in 2017, the Upstate New York (UNY) I-Corps Node combines the expertise of experienced mentors with researchers and faculty from top institutions.

Affiliate Partners

Our affiliate partners work with us to provide I-Corps short course programming.